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Constitution Test Study Guide/Review

Checks and Balances
Allows each branch of government to watch over each other
Separation of Powers
Keeps any one branch of government from becoming too powerful
This group was opposed to the Constitution
When an official is brought to trial for misconduct in office
They argued in favor of the Constitution
Electoral College
The people who vote for the President and the Vice-President
Supreme court
The highest court in the land is the ...
The sharing of powers between central government and its subdivisions
Founding Fathers
The delegates of the Constitution were the...
Achieving a balance is a...
John Boehner
The current speaker of the House of Representatives is...
Joseph Biden
The current Vice-President of the United States is....
Daniel Inouye
The current President pro-tempore of the U.S. Senate is...
Due Process
The right to fair treatment under the law is called...
The number of amendments to the Constitution is...
The President's formal group of advisers is called his...
The number of members in the House of Representatives is...
Hillary Clinton
The current Secretary of State is...
The number of members in the United States Senate is...
Virginia Plan
The plan that favored the larger states and also called for a bicameral legislature was the...
The Executive Branch uses the power of this to check on the Legislative Branch
Civil Rights
The Bill of Rights helps protect people's...
The Three Fifths Compromise
A way to be able to count slaves for the purpose of representation was...
Federal Government
The ... maintains the military and can declare war
State Government
The ... establishes schools
Federal and State Government
The ... both can regulate banks, borrow money, and establish courts
Enforces the laws
Makes the laws
Interprets the laws
The Two Houses of Congress
House of Representatives and the Senate
The Three Requirements for Becoming the President
1. Must be a natural born citizen
2. Must be 35 years old
3. Must have been a resident of the United States for at least 14 years
First Amendment
The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
Fifth Amendment
Protects against abuse of government authority in a legal procedure.
Due Process
Legal requirement that the state must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person.